Rigatoni With Sausage, Artichokes, and Asparagus

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Found this in Giada De Laurentiis' Everyday Pasta cookbook. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil that was reserved from the sun-dried tomatoes in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add sausage and cook until browned; break up the meat as it cooks.
  3. When brown and cooked all over, transfer sausage to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
  4. Add artichokes, asparagus, and garlic to the skillet and saute over medium heat, until garlic is tender, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the broth, wine, and sun-dried tomatoes. Boil over medium-high heat until sauce is slightly reduced, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  7. Salt water and cook pasta according to package directions.
  8. Drain pasta.
  9. Add pasta, reserved sausage, 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, basil, and parsley to the artichoke mixture.
  10. Toss everything together until sauce is nearly absorbed by the pasta.
  11. Stir in mozzarella cheese, if using.
  12. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Serve with extra cheese to pass at table.


Most Helpful

I have been making this for several years; it is ALWAYS a huge hit. Be sure to add nice pinch of peperoncini.

sandelli_9052551 December 05, 2011

My Brother-In-Law's Mother made this tonight for dinner and we all asked to take home the recipe (I should have known it was a Giada recipe). It was downright delicious and she said she made it to exactly as written. I added crushed red peppers to the finished pasta and it gave it just the kick i like and my girls were still able to eat it (and they actually did....alot of it). I am going to make this for my hubby soon.

Peyton&KaylansMama December 20, 2008

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